Aecom, a leading infrastructure consulting firm, has been selected to provide programme management services for Cargo Terminal 2 and Amiri Flight Facilities as part of the Hamad International Airport Expansion Program for the Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management.
The contract is for a six-year period, with the cargo bridging facility prioritized for operational readiness ahead of the start of the Fifa World Cup Qatar in November 2022.
Under this agreement, Aecom will be providing project management and construction management of the new cargo terminal and ancillary supporting buildings that include a veterinary inspection center, central utility plant and infrastructure diversions.
Further, a cargo bridging facility will be created to accommodate predicted overflow from Cargo Terminal 1, it stated.
On the contract win, Aecom’s President Lara Poloni said: “We are excited to support the execution of Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management’s infrastructure expansion plans by developing these important facilities at Hamad International Airport.”
“We have a longstanding history in the country and are looking forward to leveraging our significant local knowledge and extensive aviation experience to successfully manage this program, he added.
Aecom’s CEO (Middle East & Africa) Hamed Zaghw said: “We are fully committed to helping achieve the goals of the Hamad International Airport Expansion Project, which will prepare it for future growth and triple the airport’s overall cargo capacity.”
“The project will enhance the delivery and processing of supplies and important cargo to Qatar, helping to meet the demands of its growing economy while significantly enhancing its global freight operations,” he added.